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Radio Silence

As I'm currently in the middle of a move to New York and my desktop computer is all packed away, my updates will be fairly few and far-between over the next couple of weeks. Read more [...]
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Snewp Bloggy Blog

As you can see, I updated my blog. After years of writing my own photoblog code, I decided to put that to pasture and drink the WordPress Kool-Aid. It's a much better choice. Their system is infinitely more robust than I could ever have achieved, and it offers a lot of features I never had. Searching! You can search now! The other thing I like about it is that it's a little more emphasis on the written entries, too. They're not just "extended captions," but an equally prominent part of the updates. Read more [...]
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On Frugality and The Cost of Owning Stuff

It occurs to me that frugality is, ultimately, a security system. In that it seeks to protect something (our money) from something else that wants to take it away (the Need To Own Stuff). And, like most security systems, it's designed almost exclusively to keep things out and ignores them once they're inside. Typically, when a normal person is faced with the decision to buy something, they ask themselves the same basic questions. Do I really need this? Is it worth the expense? Do I currently own Read more [...]